Post # 1
Hi bees, I was wondering if anyone could show me pictures of “mismatched” e-rings and wedding rings. My engagement ring has diamonds along the band, and originally I was going to have a matching band made, but we’re running kind of low on funds now, so we’re just going to get a plain white gold band. Has anyone else done this? I haven’t tried on any plain bands yet, so I’m just trying to imagine what it will look like. Do you think it will look weird? I know ultimately it doesn’t matter as long as I like it, but I’ve just been picturing a matching wedding ring for so long :/
Post # 3
I thought i wanted that too, but i tried it and didn’t love the look.
Post # 4
I don’t think it will look weird. I think wedding bands have gotten a little out of control the past few years with all the bling. Growing up, I never saw anything but plain wedding bands and thought that was what they were “supposed” to look like. I would just make sure it’s the same metal and a similar width to the engagement ring if you’re worried about them not looking like they belong together.
Post # 5
I’m doing this! My Engagement Ring has diamonds on the band along the top of my finger with some detailing at the sides, so I knew it would be hard to find a diamond band that works well. Plus I didn’t want a massive amount of bling on my finger. My band just came in yesterday too! When I get a chance to try them on together I’ll send you a pic.
Post # 6
I think it will look fine! I don’t think that my rings are exactly what you’re talking about, but I’ll share a pic anyway. My e-ring is flanked with two rows of pave set single cut diamonds and my band is just a plain milgrain band.
Post # 7
- Wedding: September 2009 - Barr Mansion
I don’t think it will look weird at all!
Post # 8
I think that as long as the width of each band is comparable or similar, it would look fine. Here is a link to a pic of a diamond Engagement Ring band paired with a plain wedding band:
Post # 9
I’m planning on going the other way — e-ring has a plain platinum band, but I want a wedding ring with diamonds. I’ve tried it on, and I like the look. I think yours will work as well 🙂
Post # 10
Are you thinking about doing it because of the money? We got a really good price on a diamond eternity band from this ebay seller, about $160 (look for the auction items, not buy it now), it is not perfect but I don´t need perfect, high grade diamonds, I rather spend that money on our house : )
I may be getting annoying, but here´s a pic of my rings:
Post # 11
I don’t think it’s a weird look at all! I picked out a pear shaped solitaire for my engagement ring and now I kinda want a diamond band. The opposite of what look you’re thinking about, but I think it looks really cool.
Post # 12
I am going to have a band with diamonds on it and a plain wedding band. I tried it on in the store and I didn’t think it looked weird!
It was good for me because I don’t wear a lot of jewelry. I’m not sure that I’d want both bands to have tons of diamonds, at least not at first. I gotta get used to the engagement ring anyways!
Post # 13
I think the less matchy-matchy the better. I like the idea of having dissimilar rings to make it even more obvious. Like, “Look! I’m wearing TWO rings. I’m MARRIED!! Weeee!” =] Haha.
My ring has stones on the side and I fully intend to have a plain band.
Note: This doesn’t mean that having a matching band doesn’t look super GORG! I just like it old school.
Post # 14
I plan on doing two thin diamond bands on either side of my e-ring, like this photo:
It is my friends ring, but I am sure she wouldn’t mind me posting this.
Post # 15
edit above: The e-ring IS a thin plain band.
Post # 16
Totally agree with Goodie! There are going to be days when you are volunteering somewhere in the community, working in the yard, birthing a baby in the hospital, etc. and won’t want a bunch of bling. On those days, you’ll be soooooo glad that you have the plain, solid wedding band to wear alone, without the e-ring. I think it’s a great idea!! Plus, if you decide you really need another diamond band, it can be a perfect anniversary gift. 🙂